Ban cruel and debilitating sow stall and farrowing crates

  • by: Lynn Williams
  • target: The consumer who buys pork, the Government who can change laws, pig farmers and factory farmers

But how sincere are the promises?  The Australian Pork industry has promised to 'pursue the voluntary phasing out of sow stalls by 2017' but as long as we have laws permitting the use of sow stalls their use will never be 'phased out'.  Its all a matter of smoke and mirrors to build confidence in Australian pork.  Farrowing Crates are different to Sow Stalls and they have not been brought into the debate as yet.
Problems with stall

  • Physical disorders such as joint damage, leg weakness and urinary tract infections due to lack of exercise and confinement on hard floors.
  • Chronic stress, aggressive and abnormal behaviour due to boredom from excessive periods of confinement.

If you enjoy bacon, ham and pork but would prefer that it came from pigs raised humanely then you just need to know what to look for. Buy free-range, bred free-range or RSPCA Approved and you will help improve the treatment of pigs in Australia.

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